At 40, Dawud Abdul-Wakil found himself separated from his family, homeless and in a dark, negative place. Then through the Volunteers of America Chesapeake’s Residential Program Center (RPC) and the Arlington Education Center, he heard of an opportunity for a scholarship with La Cocina VA (LCVA). Now in a class with students from all over the world of different ages and backgrounds, he has found a supportive place to grow.
General, Arthur Dean, US Army returns to talk about the Salute for Service 5K Race for the Homeless in Loudoun County. In episode 9 we learned that General Dean has lead the effort to bring awareness to substance abuse issues for more than 20 years. He has received a number of awards and spoke in front of congress several times to advocate for change in substance abuse policies. General Dean is also a member of Episilon Zeta Boule. Epsilon Zeta Boule help homeless and low income people in Loudoun County.
In this episode of Vision and Voices we talk to Ms. Emily Anderson. Emily is a single mother with a heart for giving. She founded a non-profit that helps raise money and builds community awareness for other non-profit organizations. Listen to her compelling story of how she has helped change lives.
Ms. Catherine Innis, realtor and Investor, gives a first-hand account of how she teaches low-income people to become homeowners. She goes into great detail and gives a step by step process toward homeownership. Ms. Innis even provides a real life example. This is an informative show.
Ms. Simone Blanchard, author of Good Touch Bad Touch, talks about the violence women suffer while homeless. You will not want to miss this riveting account of the violence faced by women who are homeless. Blanchard’sbackground in clinical psychology gives a glimmer of hope to a hopeless situation.